Singapore, 18 August, 2015 – NEC Asia Pacific has launched a series of ultra-durable, filter free projectors with very low cost of ownership (TCO) and advanced multimedia features. The new M3 Series are upgraded from the current popular M2 Series along with advanced networking capabilities which support 5GHz wireless band and enable multiple connection for simultaneous display from PC, MAC or mobile devices.
Together with clear picture and full connectivity, the M3 Series projectors are ideal for use in classroom and mid-sized meeting room environments, where budget and performance are equally important. Very low TCO is achieved thanks to the projectors’ filter free design with sealed DLP light engine. Whilst other projectors’ dust filters have to be regularly cleaned, the sealed design of the M3 Series means no dust can collect on the DLP chip, which keeps maintenance low. Perfect for intensive operating conditions, the DLP chip also enables longer operating hours without color decay that can occur on LCD based projectors.
In addition the projectors boast a number of innovative ECO functions not only reducing power consumption but also keeping the optimum projection power in combination with integrated ambient light sensor, constant brightness mode and auto dimming features. These features make the projectors both a cost-friendly and environmentally sustainable choice for schools and businesses, in line with NEC’s environment-friendly policy.
The M3 Series bring a number of benefits offering additional performance to schools and offices. A large 1.7x optical zoom enables higher flexibility when placing the projectors on a tabletop or mounting them in a classroom or mid-sized meeting room. This often also eliminates the need to change the position of the ceiling mount with replacement installations. Horizontal and vertical keystone correction provides further versatility to position the projectors towards the screen. In addition, the DLP-based M3 Series boasts greater brightness with WXGA and Full HD resolution and a higher 10,000:1 contrast ratio for a better picture.
Advanced connectivity is offered through an integrated Simple Access Point function, which enables multiple devices to connect to the projector without the need for an additional router. This allows users to send content and audio wirelessly from their notebook, tablet or smartphone using NEC’s free Image Express Utility Lite (Windows and MAC) or Wireless Image Utility (iOS and Android). The new M3 Series adds Multi-screen Projection function to allow sharing screens from multiple devices on various split-screen displays. Display contents from up to 16 network connected devices can be projected on the same screen.
A large number of input terminals including 2 x HDMI with 3D support and 2 x USB inputs provide flexibility and future proof investments made by businesses and schools. For example it allows users to deliver presentations and send an image or video from a USB drive without the need for a PC. Plus, by connecting a microphone directly to the projectors via the microphone jack for the high-power 20W speaker, users no longer have to rely on an external amplifier.
The M3 Series are variable among seven types by brightness and resolution; 3200-lumen M323X / M323W and 3600-lumen M363X / M363W and 4000-lumen M403X / M403W and M403H of full HD (1080p) resolution.
Those include the following features:
· DLP sealed engine and filter-less design
· Advanced ECO mode with built-in ambient light sensor and carbon saving meter
· BrilliantColor™ color adjustment
· DICOM simulation mode
· Automatic vertical keystone, manual horizontal keystone correction
· Geometric correction by free software
· Manual x1.7 zoom
· Powerful integrated 20W speaker
· Direct power OFF/ON
· Built-in Simple Access Point for direct wireless connection
· Dual HDMI inputs, USB display and USB viewer
· Crestron RoomView ™ for emergency notification
· NaViSet Administrator2 for centralized control
· Image Express Utility Lite and Wireless Image Utility for wireless multi-screen display
· DLP 3D Ready